PlayStation 5 vs Xbox Series X: not better or worse, just different

Unique approaches to design this time around mean that the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 cannot be directly compared. Microsoft opened the floodgates last month for XSX Hardware Info with drops revealing VRS, VRR, Ray Tracing, and more. Mark Cerny presented in-depth details at yesterday’s Road to PS5 Event about how PS5’s custom chips, special SSD, Audio Ray Tracing, and AMD hardware all work together.

We have learned from industry experts that TFlops are no longer useful in determining what the final experience will be like for these consoles. PS5 has variable clock speeds for CPU and GPU, whereas XSX does not. One has more compute units, balancing them to a lower clock frequency, one has less compute units but with a higher clock. XSX has two different types of memory while PS5 is using all of its memory at a fixed speed. Microsoft is providing its own standard for expanding high-speed storage while Sony is allowing aftermarket drives when PCIe 4.0 reaches maturity and becomes faster / more affordable.

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Silent Hills rumored for PlayStation 5 – Sony and Kojima teaming up again

Update #2: RelyOnHorror has provided a response from Konami’s North American PR regarding their original rumor: Konami Claims Recent Silent Hill Rumors Are False:

“We’re aware of all the rumors and reports but can confirm that they are not true. I know it’s not the answer your fans may want to hear,” said the Konami US PR rep. It’s not to say we are completely closing the door on the franchise, just not in the way it is being reported.”

It remains to be seen in what way Silent Hill will make a return, but does seem that the detail of Sony and Kojima getting to work on it could’ve been too good to be true. Then again, it could be that PR is just not ready to announce pending deals in progress, or that they were in talks for such a deal but it might not work out in the final stages.

Source: https://www.relyonhorror.com/latest-news/konami-claims-recent-silent-hill-rumors-are-false/

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Call of Duty Warzone releases tomorrow 8am PST, new trailer & details launched *Updated

Call of Duty’s upcoming battle royale using Modern Warfare engine & guns has released prematurely on the PlayStation Store, had ads appear early on Twitch, a new Gameplay Video leaked, and a countdown timer created for it in Modern Warfare (23 hours to go!). We now know that the heavily rumored game which has been the subject of prior leaks & copyright strikes is releasing tomorrow at 8am PST / 9am MST / 10am CST / 11am EST. The final details of the game are being slowly rolled out as the countdown continues.

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Resident Evil 3 Remake casual gameplay livestream, Clock Tower Removed? RE3 Demo on the way (still)

In what hasn’t gone over well, as far as Capcom Livestreams go, today’s Resident Evil 3 Remake broadcast was meant to be a quick look at the environments, character models, and feel of the upcoming game as its recently announced PSN demo is not yet available and FF7 Remake has been dominating the news with its.

Rather than excite fans this harmless episode dubbed ‘Resident StREaming’ in the overlay has instead caused anxiety over the expectation that today’s Capcom livestream would be a Nintendo Direct style news show about the game or at least some new footage paired with the release and/or release date of RE3R Demo. Nonetheless, the gameplay is ‘spoiler free’ and can still be viewed.

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Xbox Series S Rumored at 4 TFlops for $299 USD, and why TFlops don’t tell the full story

Today industry experts are dissecting the latest leak in what appears to be a nonstop flood of confidential information exposing next-gen game consoles. A low-cost alternative from Microsoft could be offered this time around and is likely to release as a digital-only, xCloud-ready console with considerably weaker power than the Xbox Series X. Judging by TFlops alone, gamers are wondering if Xbox Series S is truly a “next-gen” console at all, a sign that the teraflop measurement standard may have outworn its usefulness.

(Fan Art – Xbox Series S Concept 1)

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PlayStation Plus & Xbox Games With Gold for March 2020 Announced

For sure Sony has been criticized lately for not giving enough value with the free games included in their PlayStation Plus subscription service. Although, free games are only part of the deal – and not the main selling feature of the service, Xbox Game Pass has thoroughly destroyed PlayStation Plus for community good will despite the fact it is a seperate online service.

Users only recently were able to combine Xbox Live Gold with the Xbox Game Pass through the Ultimate tier, and it seems to be Sony’s lack of action to combine PS Now and PS Plus which has partly led to this scenario. It doesn’t look like March 2020 will be a redeeming month for them either, with Xbox Game Pass giving out AAA titles, first party Xbox Game Studios exclusives on day one, and soon xCloud Games Streaming for titles you already own or gain access to through XGP and still 4 GWG too!

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DOOM series discounted heavily on Nintendo Switch

Leading up to the upcoming March 20, 2020 release of DOOM Eternal for PC, Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo Switch, and Stadia, the entire DOOM series on the eShop for Switch has been put on sale.

For those who have never played the originals, DOOM is by one of the founding fathers of gaming, John Carmack, and is a cornerstone of the First Person Shooter genre which is part of the reason why its back-to-roots reimagining in DOOM (2016) was so cherished.

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Rumor: Sony considering cheaper price for PS5 + NEW Leaked PS5 Specs (9.625 TFlops Avg Performance)

Update 3/18/2020: The Road to #PS5 – RGN’s Breakdown of PlayStation 5’s Custom Integrated Circuitry

It seems the console wars really are back. 🔥

Today we have more leaked PS5 specs pointing to an overclocking attempt by Sony. According to these rumors, maximum performance of the PS5 is 10.25 TFlops with a base of 9 TFlops, making its average performance 9.625 TFlops to be exact). One of the more major differences between the Xbox Series X and the PlayStation 5 seems to be the amount of GPU cores.

Xbox Series X has 56 CUs clocked at 1700MHz, or 2GHz (depending on which mode is engaged) using some amount of 560GB/s GDDR6 Memory. Performance: 12.2 TFlops

PlayStation 5 has 36 CUs clocked at 800MHz, 911MHz, or 2GHz (depending on which mode is engaged) using an unknown memory format (likely GDDR6 Memory). Performance: 10 TFlops

To explain what happened has happened and why / what this article is, we must first take a deeper look at the alleged PS5 specs.

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Rumor: PlayStation Experience 2020: Sony PS5 Reveal Event Date Leaked

Update 3/18/2020: The Road to #PS5 – RGN’s Breakdown of PlayStation 5’s Custom Integrated Circuitry

We now have early word from a reliable source of leaks which is alleging the date of Sony’s next PlayStation Experience 2020 Event at which the Sony PS5 should get its look, price, and main features revealed to the world for the first time.

Sony has allowed information to trickle out through the press about the PlayStation 5 but has yet to silence the demand of hype, rumors, alleged leaks, patent speculation, dev kit embargo breaches, and more; leading to a rather confusing launch lead up thus far. But all of those questions should be answered soon as the PlayStation 5 marketing machine ramps up for its first big PS5 push.

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Everything previously rumored for PlayStation is actually REAL on Xbox, ⚝ Free Cyberpunk 2077 Next Gen Upgrade

CD Projekt Red: “Gamers should never be forced to purchase the same game twice,” confirming that purchasing Cyberpunk 2077 for Xbox One or Xbox One X when it becomes available September 17, will get players the Xbox Series X version for free when next-gen consoles launch Holiday 2020.

Joining Xbox Game Studios in “Smart Delivery” providing a Buy Once, Own on Both Gens – Free Next Gen Upgrades in the form of 4K and 8K patches, game improving code, frame rate upgrades, bugfix patches, and more. This is even possible with physical discs purchased for Xbox One or Xbox One X, when popped into XSX.

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